Friday 24th of November 2017

a twitter facebook google dump...

twiiter poops...

Democrats in particular sought to clip the wings of the tech companies. Senator Franken demanded sardonically: “How did Facebook, which prides itself on being able to process billions of data points and instantly transform them into personal connections for its users, somehow not make the connection that electoral ads paid for in rubles were coming from Russia?” Senator Dianne Feinstein told the tech companies: “I don’t think you get it.”

However, there was no conclusive proof that Moscow had conspired on behalf of Trump alone. Facebook’s general counsel, Colin Stretch, testified that Russian activity had continued after the election “fomenting discord about the validity” of Trump’s victory.

 

Some commentators also suggested that the week’s developments in the Mueller investigation were not as brutal for Trump as they first appeared. Marc Thiessen, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute thinktank and former chief speechwriter for George W Bush, argued that the Papadopoulos case was an example of incompetence rather than malevolence.

“There’s still no more public evidence of criminal collusion with Russia than there was before charges were brought,” Thiessen wrote in the Washington Post. “But there is plenty of evidence that the Trump campaign had catastrophically bad judgment in choosing its most senior and junior advisers – and that Russia’s spy network sought to exploit that weakness.”

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/04/robert-mueller-donald-tr...

 

 

a campaign that drank a great deal of coffee...

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The White House called an unscheduled press briefing on Sunday to clarify Michael T. Flynn’s role in the Trump campaign, claiming that his job consisted entirely of making coffee when George Papadopoulos was busy with other matters.

“Sometimes, we would ask for coffee and George was otherwise occupied,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said. “At that point, Michael Flynn would step in and make that coffee.”

When asked what role Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, played in the campaign, Sanders indicated that he, too, was involved in coffee-making to the exclusion of all other responsibilities.

“There were many times when the two Flynns would make coffee together,” she said. “The father would actually make the coffee, and the son would add the creamer, sweetener, and whatnot.”

Sanders said that, in the weeks to come, the White House is likely to release the names of additional campaign staffers whose roles were limited to the preparation of coffee beverages, and that such names might include Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr.

“This was a campaign that drank a great deal of coffee,” she explained.

Read more:

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/white-house-claims-flynn...

 

This satirical piece is right up there with the Senate Enquiry and Mueller's Investigation...

binning binney...

 

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo met with former NSA officer Bill Binney in late October to discuss the latter’s theory – shared by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of former members of the US intelligence community – that the alleged Russian hacking of DNC emails was in fact a leak from someone inside the DNC.

US President Donald Trump himself reportedly sent the CIA chief to meet with the veteran intelligence expert, The Intercept reported Tuesday.

Speaking with the news outlet, Binney said "I was willing to meet Pompeo simply because it was clear to me the intelligence community wasn't being honest here. I am quite willing to help people who need the truth to find the truth and not simply have deceptive statements from the intelligence community."

 


 

Binney recalled Pompeo quoting the president as saying that if the CIA head "wanted to know the facts, he should talk to me."

Despite Binney's 30 years of service in the NSA, his honorable whistleblowing on illegal NSA programs and his time with the US Army Security Agency, Mother Jones recently dismissed the Binney as a "conspiracy theorist." In 2013, however, Mother Jones cited Binney as an technical expert who could speak on Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA. On another occasion, the publication described Binney as a "former senior NSA crypto-mathematician ‘largely responsible for automating the agency's worldwide eavesdropping network.'"

US media continues to be quick to turn on those who refuse to fall in line with the shaky Russiagate narrative.

Binney explained to Sputnik Radio's Loud & Clear last week that there is plenty of mystery within the US intelligence apparatus — even for someone like Pompeo in charge of an agency. Binney said oversight bodies in Congress, the courts and even the White House don't "have any way of verifying what they're doing, that's the real problem — even the managers of those agencies don't necessarily know what's going on in their agency."

Read more:

https://sputniknews.com/us/201711071058899018-trump-cia-meet-whistleblow...

 

 

See also:

under false pretences...

 

forcing good journalists to become lobbyists...

 

RT, the Moscow-owned news network, has been informed by the US Justice Department that they have until Monday to register as a foreign agency - in effect ordering the network to identify not a journalistic outlet, but instead a lobbying or propaganda group.

RT wasn't given much choice. The outlet's leaders would face criminal prosecution if they did not register, as well as the potential loss of their license to broadcast. RT and Sputnik editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said that the edict was nonsensical and illegal, "but we are forced to submit."

"The war the US establishment wages with our journalists is dedicated to all the starry-eyed idealists who still believe in freedom of speech. Those who invented it, have buried it," she said.

Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon of Sputnik Radio's By Any Means Necessary spoke to Max Blumenthal, an author and journalist as well as the senior editor of progressive website AlterNet.

read more:

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201711101058972514-rt-foreign-agent-reg...

 

Despite their origins, RT and Sputnik attract better quality analytical US journalists than their counterparts in the MMMMM (Mediocre Mainstream Mass Media de Shits) in the US who are under the gun to "prove" that 3 + 0 = 10 on the Russian interference in the US Presidential elections... Or that Crimea voting to joint the Russian Federation is illegal because... of Kosovo? These silly news outlets made sure to support the war on Saddam's WMDs which did not exist, nor have they understood any of the war dynamics in Syria except that Assad is "killing beautiful babies" while the US is supporting insurgency in the said country. Nor have the MMMMM journalist ever understood the paradigm — though they were proud of it — of what the US was doing in Russia to get Yeltsin elected... Yeah, sock it to the Ruskies... We'll get our puppet in Moscow... It did not happen and this is pissing the MMMMM journos off... They are juvenile idiots and should start to grow up.

 

blaming catalonia on the ruskies...

The Spanish newspaper El Pais has recently published a set of articles about Russian media's biased coverage of the situation in Barcelona and the alleged support of the Catalan independence bid by the so-called "Russian hackers".

The Russian Embassy in Spain on Friday criticized these fake news being spread by El Pais about the alleged Russian interference in the developments in Catalonia.

"It is still surprising that several Spanish media spread rumors about an alleged 'Russian hand' in Catalonia. They do not help the reader to see the true origin and the potential ways to address the problems of this autonomous community," the embassy said in a statement.

According to the statement, reporters both in Spain and Russia can express their opinion, but in Russia specifically the culture of journalism prevents reporters from "spreading fake news."

The Russian diplomats were also surprised that the US authorities' demand to have the RT broadcaster be registered as foreign agent was welcomed in Spain.

Read more:

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201711101058999937-russia-spain-newspaper...